Everton lost 3-2 at Tottenham Hotspur yesterday in a game that had plenty of action. The Blues can consider themselves lucky to not have had a worse hiding as the home side dominated the game and the final score flattered the visitors.
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Harry Kane capitalized on poor marking from Everton in the first half to create some space and fire in a shot from distance. Spurs had a couple more chances to extend their lead before the break, with Joel Robles having to make a one-on-one save and then the post coming to the Blues’ rescue.
Ronald Koeman refrained from making any changes at the break despite his side being heavily overrun and it came as no surprise when the home side’s high press released Kane who slotted home ten minutes after the half.
Tottenham took the foot off the pedal after doubling their lead and let the Toffees come back into the game a little especially after Kevin Mirallas came on for Tom Davies and James McCarthy replaced Gareth Barry.
Out of nowhere though, Romelu Lukaku finally scored his first goal against Tottenham to become Everton’s record Premier League goalscorer with his 61st. The goal woke up the Blues as they finally put some pressure on the hosts, but the equalizer was not to be and Everton dropped a point further behind Manchester United who drew yesterday.
Dele Alli then put Tottenham up by two again in time added on but an even later goal from Enner Valencia was not enough to tie it as Everton slipped to their first defeat in ten games.